France banned a video of kids with Down Syndrome--so parents who aborted such children won't feel guilty

By Jonathon Van Maren

Time and again, people tell pro-life activists that they dislike abortion victim photography because it is “graphic” and “disturbing,” and time and again, we respond that yes, it is—but that the real reason people want to cover up the reality of what is happening to pre-born children every day is that it makes them feel uncomfortable, and it makes them feel guilty. This is why pro-“choice” activists respond violently to all types of pro-life outreach, from sidewalk chalking to signs that simply read “Adoption: The Loving Option.” A culture that kills its children does not like to be reminded of this fact in any fashion.

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Thus, the recent news from France that video footage of happy children with Down Syndrome was considered offensive was unfortunately not surprising:

France’s Conseil d’État (State Council) has confirmed its ban of the award-winning “Dear Future Mom” video from French television, declaring that the “inappropriate” images of happy Down syndrome children might bother women who had chosen to abort their babies.

The Council stated that the video in question could not be shown since it was “likely to trouble the conscience of women who had made different personal life choices in compliance with the law.”

According to studies, in France more than 80 per cent of all mothers pregnant with babies diagnosed with Down syndrome end up aborting their children.

“The law stipulates that only advertising messages or ‘messages of general interest’ be shown during commercial breaks. The Council determined that this film does not constitute a ‘message of general interest’,” the governing body said in a statement on its website.

Rather, it is “likely to disturb women who have had recourse to a medical termination of pregnancy and thus is inappropriate for airing during commercial breaks,” the statement added.

In other words, women who chose to have their son or daughter suctioned into bloody slurry or dismembered limb by limb may feel guilty when they see the smiling faces of children who look just as their children would have, and perhaps may even realize that their feeble excuses concerning the “quality of life” the child would have had nothing to do with the child’s quality of life, and everything to do with their own. Anything, anything that makes people feel guilty about their ableism, their selfishness, and their eugenicist beliefs that disabled children are not worthy of life must be removed from the public eye—at least so France seems to believe.

Abortion is ravaging the Down Syndrome community, and disability activists have warned that these lovely people may be rendered extinct by abortionists. Photos and videos of such people remind many that they are becoming endangered, and show many others that abortion is a horrifying and selfish choice. That is why abortion activists seek to have any form of pro-life outreach banned: Because their worldview is fundamentally indefensible.